Ernest Pedapati, MD, MS, FAAP

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, N/A

UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Phone 513-636-6553



Neurodevelopmental disorders; autism spectrum disorders; fragile X; genetic disorders; schizophrenia


Transcranial magnetic stimulation; transcranial direct current stimulation; TMS; TDCS; EEG; autism; fragile x; eye tracking; electrophysiology.

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Dr. Pedapati specializes in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disease associated with ASD, genetic and other neurodevelopmental disorders including interdisciplinary treatment planning and advanced medication management. Prior to his faculty appointment, he had clinical and research training under Craig Erickson, MD, and pediatric transcranial magnetic stimulation under Donald Gilbert, MD, MS.

In 2013, the PI was successful in designing and obtaining IRB approval and competitive funding for a TMS project through the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award and currently completing the study, "Cortical Plasticity in Adolescent Depression" which attempts to use TMS to determine whether abnormal neuroplasticity can be quantified in adolescent depression.

In his final year of residency, he applied and secured a highly competitive institutional mentor career development award (Procter Scholar) to support 90% time dedicated to independent research activities including obtaining preliminary data on TMS measures of cortical plasticity in ASD and the development of an implicit false belief task of social cognition for future TMS modulation. In addition he continues to be an active subinvestigator extensively contributing to NIH R01 project examining TMS measures of motor physiology in ADHD pioneered the use of SICI as a biomarker in ADHD and measurement of cortical plasticity in healthy youth. 

MD: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, 2009.

Residency: Pediatrics/Adult Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics.

View PubMed Publications

Wink LK, O’Melia AM, Shaffer RC, Pedapati E, Friedmann K, Schaefer T, Erickson CA. Intranasal Ketamine Treatment in an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Clin. Psychiatry. 2014.

Pedapati, EV, Bateman, SC. Toddlers Requiring Pediatric Intensive Care Admission Following at-home Exposure to Buprenorphine/Naloxone. Pediatric Critical Care Med. 2011;Mar 12(2):102-7.

Rhyee SH, Pedapati EV, Thompson J. Prolonged delirium after quetiapine overdose. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2010 Oct 26;(10):754-6.

Stebbins KJ, Carr MJ, Pedapati EV, Ellis JL. Effect of olvanil on the afferent and efferent function of capsaicin-sensitive C-fibers in guinea pig airways. Eur J Pharmacol. 2003 Jun 27;471(3):205-11.

Anomalous Motor Physiology in ADHD. Subinvestigator. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health. Sep 2012-Aug 2017. R01 MH095014.